Oscar-winning actress Kim Basinger has revealed she suffers from anxiety and agoraphobia that has left her unable to leave the house.
The star, 68, best known for roles in LA Confidential, Batman and 8 Mile, has been largely out of the spotlight in recent years.
Basinger, who also appeared in the Fifty Shades films opposite Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, revealed: ‘I wouldn’t leave the house. I would no longer go to dinner.’
The NHS describes agoraphobia as ‘a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult or that help wouldn’t be available if things go wrong’.
She added: ‘It’s really horrible to feel that as really fiercely as I did during those years and not know what it was.
‘It’s like something just completely shuts down within you and you have to relearn everything. I had to relearn to drive. And for many years I would not go through the tunnels at Malibu.
‘Everything used to make me nervous, like … where do I step to open the door? Everything became a big job to figure out how to do it,’ she said in clip from an interview on Jada Pinkett Smith’s chat show Red Table Talk, which aired on US breakfast show Good Morning America on Wednesday.
Basinger, who shares daughter Ireland with ex-husband Alec Baldwin, explained that she also experienced physical symptoms, saying: ‘You live with a dry mouth all the time. You’re very shaky. You’re just so exhausted all the time.’
Baldwin has been in the headlines since October, after the fatal accident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie Rust, with the Santa Fe Sherrif’s office recently releasing images and video footage from their investigation.
The full interview, which also features Ireland talking about her substance abuse, will be part of the next episode of Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch, which is released on Wednesdays.
Pinkett Smith co-hosts her show with mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris and daughter Willow Smith.
In the most recent episode, singer Janelle Monáe came out as non-binary, saying that she feels as though ‘God is so much bigger than the “he” or the “she”’.
Although no mention was made of it in the fifth season’s trailer, speculation is rife over when the Girls Trip actress will address the controversy surrounding husband Will Smith and the Oscars.
At the top of her last show, she posted an update promising that ‘discoveries’ made by the Smith family will be shared ‘when the time calls’.
The message read: ‘Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focusing on deep healing.
‘Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared when the time calls.
‘Until then … the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest.
‘Thanks for joining us, Jada.’
Will infamously slapped comedian Chris Rock across the face for making a joke about Jada and her hair, despite her suffering from hair loss condition alopecia.
The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air star, who won the Best Actor Oscar just moments later, has kept out of the public eye since that night, but has resigned from the Academy while also receiving a 10-year ban from attending the Oscars.
Red Table Talk is available to watch on Facebook.